Few people are thrilled about their schedule dental visits. As emergencies do happen, it’s easy to let the dental appointment slide if something else comes up.
There are, however, a few reasons you should make every effort to come to your scheduled appointment.
If you put it off once, it’s easy to put it off indefinitely.
You cancel your appointment because of a flat tire or bad weather. But perhaps the next scheduled date arrives and you just feel too tired to bother. After putting it off once more, you realize that maybe you don’t “need” to go at all this year.
You could have a serious problem brewing.
Most dental problems start quietly. You don’t usually feel a cavity or gum disease setting in. Once you have symptoms, it’s often far along. The issue has taken root and needs treatment that costs time and money.
Keep your scheduled checkups and cleanings and your dentist is more likely to catch problems while they’re small and manageable.
It makes it hard to get appointment times you want.
Consistently not showing up or always cancelling at the last minute makes it hard for the practice to accommodate other patients in a timely manner…especially “popular” time slots like at the end of the business day. Dental practices keep a record of when patients cancel or “no show.” As long as you’re reliable, your reliability will earn you scheduling preferences!
Conversely, a bad reputation could hit you with fees. Time is valuable to the dental practice so if you waste it needlessly, you’ll have to start paying for it via cancellation charges, etc.
Be on-time for your scheduled dental appointments! You’ll stay on top of your dental health, save money, and build a great relationship with your local dental team.
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